Forgive us a brief preamble. You’ll understand why our title is as it is. Buckle up.
We’ve long been a fan of North Carolina Lt.Gov Mark D. Robinson even before he took office.
He came to notoriety when confronting his local council over its lunatic policies around gun controls. He proclaimed, “when are you going to start sticking up for the majority? Because I’m the majority!”
It just so happens a teacher from a NC public school drew a cartoon where the main character represented the GOP members of the state school board dressed in a Klan robe because it rejected left-wing proposals to the curriculum. Despite those board members including a black man and a Native American woman who had to deal the KKK personally, the local paper decided to publish it anyway.
The media outlet’s excuse after it was admonished for the cartoon was an utter embarrassment. Sorry, not sorry.
“Editorial cartoons are creative and provocative, using hyperbole and satire. No one believes Republicans on the State Board of Education are members of the Ku Klux Klan…”
Robinson was livid when he pointed to the hypocrisy. Not at the expression of free speech but the double standards of a media outlet having such poor taste to publish something like it.
What is more, he wasn’t condemning the teacher’s right to express free speech but his concern at the clear bias shown by a teacher who controls a classroom.
In recent posts we’ve pointed out the critical race theory indoctrination taught to 8-yo kids that is flourishing in public schools across America.
White teachers are having to take anti-racism classes to atone for their skin colour and the privileges it has bestowed on them.
Some parents have openly pushed back on this craziness being taught in the classroom, especially to younger kids.
It has now gone to DEFCON 1 in the Washington DC school district (DCSD) with the introduction of the Marxist BLM manifesto into the school curriculum.
We’ve spent some time watching the “teachers help guide” videos so you don’t need to suffer the drone.
When we hear teachers, who also identify as activists, describe the current education environment as akin to working in a concentration camp surrounded by gas chambers (scroll to 1hr 11min here in the ‘Black Lives Matter at school’ video) we really wonder about what type of education is being thrust on impressionable school kids?!
The BLM curriculum includes 13 distinct guiding principles ranging from ditching the nuclear family and relying on “villages” to raise kids all the way to identity based segregation theory and transgender classes.
Endorsers of the project include Black Women Radicals, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Washington Teachers Union. Can you feel the balance?
The ultimate irony is that despite all of the claims of systemic racism in the ‘educational’ videos and documents, the DCSD is living proof to the data it proudly published highlighting the importance of the course to prevent it. 69% of DCSD principals are black. Doesn’t sound like the DC education system has held them back.
On the flip side, harsh realities must be dealt with. Truancy and chronic absenteeism (pre COVID) in DC continued to climb to 30% of all students in 2018-2019. Isn’t that a bigger issue for educators than ramming Marxist ideology down the throats of the 70% that attend class?
Recall our piece on Baltimore high schools. Despite four of the 13 schools in the city receiving the highest levels of funding per student in the country, maths proficiency is at ZERO percent. That isn’t a misprint. Doesn’t that seem like a teaching problem?
As we said in the title, perhaps parents should be setting the market price for teachers’ salaries based on their ability to educate kids in a balanced and open manner. Not one wrapped around the personal ideological beliefs of those given a duty of care for the very students they are responsible for.
Perhaps these teachers should have polled the parents before embarking on curriculums like these which seek to brain wash kids as early as possible.
We anticipate these teachers know just how poorly received by “the majority” they would be. Best just ram it through without questions because freedom is slavery. War is peace and up is down. Got it?
Hence, we think teachers should be remunerated on improved results in maths, English and science rather than working hard to disassociate students from their families into the bosom of the state.
Teachers have a right to believe their own politics. They don’t have a mandate to force feed young kids with it.
Note that the 1619 Project is the next round of bonkers ideology being thrust into the national educational curriculum across the 50 states.
Forget unity with this type of racially driven identity politics.
Welcome to Biden’s America.